The Swagbucks review: legit money earner or waste of time?
Em here today.
There are a lot of coupon and reward programs out there, which can be great to help you save money, or generate a bit of cash for a few luxury items you might not be able to afford otherwise. But how much will you really save? What is the earning potential? Is it worth your time? Today we’re taking a look at a very popular and long-running programs Swagbucks.
Swagbucks is free to join, but read the Swagbucks review to decide if it’s really worth your while.
What is Swagbucks?
Swagbucks describes itself as an “online portal dedicated to helping you earn digital dollars”. It’s been around since 2005, and has thousands upon thousands of users. It’s a legit program.
How it works
You sign up, and then have nine different options for earning Swagbucks, which you then redeem for gift cards and coupons.
Looks pretty good, doesn’t it. Who wouldn’t want to earn credit for watching videos or searching the web?!
Who is Swagbucks for?
- It’s pretty simple to use, so it could be for anyone
- People with lots of free time
- People who want to earn a few vouchers here and there, but are not serious about making an income from the program they sign up for
- People who enjoy taking surveys or voting in polls
- Free to join
- Good range of reward programs, including cash out via PayPal
- Lots of different ways to earn Swagbucks
- Easy and fun to use
These are some pretty cool pros and Swagbucks is definitely not a scam. So what’s the flipside?
- You have to answer lots of qualifying questions for lots of the surveys
- The amount of Swagbucks you can earn watching videos is capped quite low at 150 per day
- Only available in five countries at the moment (USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia)
- Their search engine isn’t as powerful as Google
- Takes a very long time to accumulate
In our opinion, the major con with Swagbucks is the amount of time you have to spend accumulating them to get rewards back. A common earnings example is one $10 Amazon gift card per month. That’s nice, but is it really worth your time?
That is the major reason for the C rating.
Couldn’t you be doing something more worthwhile to help boost your income and downsize your debt?
Em and Andy, would you guys use it?
Nah. It’s legit, but we’ve got better things to do with our time, like website building. That’s a much better way to make cash, but we’ll admit it’s harder work (but still fun, there’s nothing more satisfying than watching your own creation come together).
So how does Swagbucks stack up against our favorite program you can join online for free? Let’s see.
Sure, there’s more work if you join Wealthy Affiliate, but you gotta admit that there’s a whole lot of benefits, besides the obvious one of being able to create extra income.
So what are you going to do? Play with Swagbucks or create an online empire?
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